Plasma TVs are very popular at present. This popularity is in part due to the the public demand for high definition TV pictures. A less publicized feature is that a plasma TV can double as a computer monitor as well. Playing computer games on a plasma TV has to be experienced to really appreciate it. The screen gives magnificent graphic detail and very clear images, which takes the enjoyment of the game to a higher level.
Another major benefit of watching a plasma TV is that the colors look far more vibrant than you would see on other types of TVs or monitors. And of course, you get a better picture because of the more vibrant colors and so TV viewing becomes more realistic – which is a big plus for movie fans.
With the widescreen picture, higher contrasts, vibrant color along with pin-sharp images, plasma TV is getting much nearer to emulating watching a movie at a theater.
Remember traditional TVs that looked like a big box and made a room look ugly? No such problems with plasma TVs. They are typically 3 to 4 inches thick and can easily be mounted on a wall with a suitable adjustable bracket. Now there is no need to position your furniture around the traditional box TV. With a plasma TV mounted on a wall bracket, it can easily be positioned for any viewing angle in the room. Some adventuresome people even mount their plasma TV over the bed on the ceiling!
Plasma TVs come in a range of screen sizes, typically 20 inch up to 50 inch. Obviously, the bigger the screen size the bigger the price. However, the additional cost is worth the greater viewing experience with the larger screens. If you are thinking about setting up your own home theater system, then a plasma TV will bring you a lot of pleasure. Add on a good surround sound system and a bowl of popcorn and you are done!
The screen resolution also has an impact on the price you pay for a plasma TV. The higher the resolution is, directly relates to how clear and sharp the picture is. But it is all worth the extra cost when you think how much time you spend watching TV.
I advise you to buy a well known brand. Plasma TVs are a fairly recent technology. Major TV manufacturers such as Panasonic and Sony put a lot into their research and development of these TVs and they know what they are doing. If you look at the specifications of a model such as the Panasonic TXP42G10B, you will see how cutting edge this plasma TV technology is.
Of course, another reason to buy a well known brand is for the support should it ever go wrong. Little known TV manufacturers just do not put the effort into their after-sales service like the major brands do.
You will find many online resources to help you with plasma TV questions. As long as you look into all your options and then only buy a well known brand, you will make a wise plasma TV purchase.